Archive for the ‘Retail’ category
When Iran-born entrepreneur Hamed Ehsani arrived in Kenya shortly after the Iranian revolution, business was the last thing on his mind.
“The Zimbabwean retail sector is actually booming at the moment. There is a huge amount happening,” says Marc Sternberg, MD of Spark ATM Systems.
The top five shopping centres in sub-Saharan Africa, based on their attractiveness for international tenants.
Traditional approaches to product development are coming under strain as emerging markets start to dominate the global economy.
American entrepreneur Christopher J. Bak runs two Subway franchises in Tanzania, and plans to expand to Kenya later this year.
There is increasing evidence of a growing consumer class in Africa.
Della is a US-based fashion accessories brand that sells handcrafted bags and other items produced by seamstresses working in the village of Hohoe, Ghana.
Sourcing fresh produce locally is still a major challenge in some African countries.
“The fact that the African middle class has been so far overlooked and underserved means a relatively empty marketplace with a very receptive audience.”
Dinfin Mulupi caught up with Text Book Centre director Sarit Shah, to find out how e-books pose a threat to its business.
South Africa is lagging behind in terms of online grocery shopping despite having a developed and competitive retail landscape.
McKinsey’s Reinaldo Fiorini and Safroadu Yeboah-Amankwah share their research concerning the changing face of the African consumer.
Shoprite Holdings chief executive Whitey Basson discusses foreign investment in Africa’s retail sector as well as Shoprite’s expansion into the continent.
Despite the recent entry of Walmart and clothing chains such as Zara and Gap, Africa is still not high on the agenda of most international retailers.
Nigeria is definitely moving forward, although it remains a challenging country in which to do business, says Derrick Roper, CEO of Novare Equity Partners.